Green Bay Packers vs. Seattle Seahawks
The Green Bay Packers and WPS Health Solutions paid special tribute this week to Army veteran Gauge Hunter and his family in conjunction with the Nov. 14 game against Seattle. Operation Fan Mail, the program that recognizes military families and veterans at each Packers home game, marks its 15th season in 2021.
Hunter, who was born in California but spent much of his childhood in Michigan, joined the U.S. Army in 2012 to serve his country. After basic training at Fort Leonard Wood in Missouri, he received orders to the 23rd Engineer Company (Sappers) in Fort Richardson, Alaska. After a year of active duty, he was deployed to the east region of Afghanistan, where his unit did route clearance missions.
Five months into deployment, his truck was hit with a roadside bomb while on mission and he was injured. Following the deployment, he was medically retired.
After his retirement from the service, Hunter, a lifelong Packers fan, decided to make Wisconsin his home. He and his wife, Alli, moved to Oshkosh, where they have lived for five years. They attended Sunday’s game with Hunter’s sister, Lindsey, and his brother-in-law, Fred.
As the honorees for Operation Fan Mail this week, the Hunter family also received four tickets to the game and a $150 Packers Pro Shop gift card, courtesy of WPS.
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